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Dr. Peter Hart-Brinson (he/him/his)

Professional portrait of Peter Hart-Brinson
  • Professor
  • Sociology
  • Communication and Journalism

Peter Hart-Brinson holds a joint appointment in the Departments of Sociology and Communication/Journalism. His teaching and research interests lie at the intersection of culture, media, and politics. His two active research projects concern generational change in Americans' attitude about same-sex marriage and the rise of fitness fundraisers and other forms of civic recreation in American civil society. The thing he loves most about UW-Eau Claire is working with motivated, intellectually curious students on independent and collaborative research projects, and he is always open to talking with students about their own intellectual interests and aspirations. 

Teaching Interests
  • CJ 105, Communication in Contemporary Society
  • CJ/WMNS 317, Diversity and Communication
  • SOC 101, Introduction to Sociology
  • SOC 332, Sociological Research Methods
  • SOC 360, Sociology of Culture 
Research and Creative Activities
  • Generational Change
  • Same-Sex Marriage
  • Civic Engagement
  • Media and the Social Construction of Knowledge
  • Political Sociology
  • Cultural Sociology


  • Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • M.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • B.A., New College of Florida